It was a victorious day for Johns Creek as both programs won the Georgia High School Association Class 6A golf state championship May 21.
The Gladiators’ boys team won its fourth-consecutive state title at the Woodmont Golf Club in Canton. Johns Creek’s score of 20-under-par which was 26 strokes better than second-place finisher Creekview. Andy Mao won the individual title representing Johns Creek with a mark of 12-under-par while teammates Bruce Murray was second at three-under-par and Devon Patel placed third at one-under-par.
Cambridge’s boys team was tied for fourth while Jake Peacock finished tied for third in the individual competition.
The Gladiators’ girls team won its second state title in program history and first since 2017 at the Cobblestone Golf Club in Acworth. Johns Creek’s team score of two-over-par was 41 strokes better than second-place finisher Northview. Gen Wo won the individual title for the Gladiators with a mark of three-under-par, only one stroke ahead of teammate Kate Song who finished second. Kimberley Shen of Chattahoochee was tied for third at four-over-par while another Johns Creek golfer in Amy Ng was tied for fifth at seven-over-par.
Blessed Trinity’s girls team was fourth in the Class 4A competition won by Woodward Academy at Maple Ridge in Columbus. Titans’ golfer Allie Kantor finished fourth in the individual competition with a score of plus-five which was only two strokes behind winner Madeleine Krueger of Columbus. Blessed Trinity’s McKenzie Mages was tied for fifth at plus-seven.
Roswell golfer Emily Haigwood finished tied for fifth in the Class 7A girls’ individual competition held at the Chimney Oaks Golf Club in Homer. Her teammate Kady Foshaug was sixth.
In baseball action, Denmark made the GHSA Class 4A state finals in its first year as a program. The Danes were the fourth seed from Region 7AAAA and won postseason series against Northwest Whitfield, St. Pius X, West Laurens and Blessed Trinity, all on the road, before eventually facing Northside (Columbus) for the championship at State Mutual Stadium in Rome on May 21. Denmark dropped both contests by the scores of 7-6 and 11-2 to conclude its season. Blessed Trinity was the top seed from Region 7AAAA and defeated Ridgeland, LaGrange and Woodward to reach the semis.
Wesleyan’s baseball team was also in the semifinals before elimination. The Wolves were the Class A Private playoffs as the third overall seed and earned series’ wins over North Cobb Christian and Fellowship Christian before falling to Savannah Christian.